Nothing says gearhead like the phrase “batteries required.”
For most, R/C cars are an enduring symbol of childhood. Rich kids chased their cars down the street while the rest of us had to make sure our cars didn’t go faster than we could walk. Damn you, cords. While many people jumped from toy cars to real cars in their teens, some never left their remote-controlled loves behind. Below you’ll find some of the most awesome R/C cars around. If you wait patiently you might get a chance to play with them, but that’s a pretty big “if.”
This R/C car may not look like much, but it’s not built to look pretty. No, Nic Case’s “Bullet” was built strictly for speed. The car tops out at over 200 mph (202.02 mph technically) and The Guinness Book of World Records is expected to book it as the world’s fastest R/C car. Eco-warriors: This ride is all-electric.
The Traxxas X0-1 proves that when it comes to SEMA, bigger isn’t always better. This little guy was shown destroying a dyno back in 2012, doing 0 to 100 mph in 4 seconds. The R/C car could be controlled via iPhone and sold for $1,014.99. True, that’s a lot for a remote-controlled car but can you really put a price on speed?
Hauling trailers using toy trucks is something little boys have done and will continue to do for years to come. Most toy trucks, even those that are remote-controlled, can’t haul actual cars. Well, Bordin Luca’s Peterbilt isn’t most R/C cars. It tips the scales at 400 pounds, has a 36V battery and can tow a Ford Mondeo.
Four-wheel disc brakes, a fully independent suspension and hydraulic shocks don’t normally come standard on R/C cars. That being said, do you really consider a replica Lamborghini Reventon a “normal” toy car? Only 20 Reventons were built and this toy is equally as rare, with only 68 models having been produced.
The Axial SCX10 Jeep Wrangler lets you get in touch with your inner child while performing household chores. YouTube user Andrew Dykiel proved as much when he fitted his with a snowplow, using it to clean his sidewalk and driveway. This R/C car almost makes shoveling snow look fun. Almost.